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Actor Rainn Wilson hit Hollywood for its bias against Christians after he watched the penultimate episode of the first season of HBO’s postapocalyptic zombie thriller “The Last of Us” over the weekend.
Wilson, who is best known for playing the character Dwight Schrute on the NBC sitcom “The Office,” doesn’t claim to be a Christian. Instead, he is a follower of the universalist Baha’i faith.
But the 57-year-old actor declared he had seen an example of the entertainment industry thumbing its nose at Christians after viewing a scene in which a character from “The Last of Us” read Scripture.
The first season of the series, in which a man travels with a teenage girl who is immune to a fungus that warps people into zombies, wrapped on Sunday night. The show is based on the 2013 PlayStation video game of the same name.
Wilson signaled in a tweet Saturday that he had just caught up to Episode 8, which followed the lead characters Joel and Ellie as they encountered a homicidal maniac minister named David and his followers in a fictional Colorado town.
David was initially introduced as a kind man and a shepherd who, by all appearances, looked out for his flock. Unbeknownst to them, however, he was feeding his followers human flesh and he controlled them by weaponizing their faith. David did so using the Bible, which he knew by heart.
Wilson tweeted he knew once he saw the character recite Scripture that David would become a “villain.”
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